do you happen to see any shape on that rock?
It is almost July and the leptospermums (manuka trees) are still blooming. After the cold winter we are having a rather dark but very dry summer. The pond is quite empty and extremely brownish.
Some people mistake Hoheria glabrata for jasmin. It blooms in the Walled Garden.
Nearby the dahlias below another Hoheria are still tiny. Some of their huge flowers will be the glorious reward for the very last visitors at the end of October.